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Someone called my blog boring!

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PavlovtheCat Thu 29-Nov-12 22:52:25

He said that I had some quite good things to say, but it was a dull read. that maybe I should add some video or photos or decent links to make it more interesting, less boring and keep people returning.

I know it is, and have not posted much last couple of weeks as I think I am too boring, so this just makes me feel even more sad and crap at it!

PavlovtheCat Thu 29-Nov-12 22:52:50

and I don't even think it was a 'spam' post like I have millions of.

Feckbox Thu 29-Nov-12 23:00:01

Don't give up. That's the thing about blogs, you are putting yourself out there , you must accept comments, good and bad, and so long as they are not nasty or insulting, just accept them as one person's view.
KEEP BLOGGING grin

BeerTricksPott3r Thu 29-Nov-12 23:02:16

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PavlovtheCat Thu 29-Nov-12 23:03:21

feck i know, andI should be thankful that out of all the lovely comments there are going to be some that are not so positive. And maybe I need to learn from it and make it less boring. I had just hoped a tinsy bit that was me being a bit you know, down on my own work. So it's a little harsh to hear my own thoughts echoing...

I won't give up I am sure. Just need a rethink.

PavlovtheCat Thu 29-Nov-12 23:04:07

and no he wasn't insulting, he thought I could use some feedback.

MmeLindor Thu 29-Nov-12 23:20:26

Your blog isn't boring. What a cheek!

It isn't going to be to everyone's taste though so you will have to accept that.

Some people liked Twilight, and 50shades. Some read Jane Austen.

It was rude to say your blog was boring. He could have just clicked away.

PavlovtheCat Thu 29-Nov-12 23:25:13

Mme oh I know it is not to everyone's taste, and also, not everyone has any real reason to be reading it, it is not that generic. But, if I read a blog that is not my bag i do as you say, will click away.

I just ignored his comment as it made me sad!

HollaAtMeBaby Thu 29-Nov-12 23:37:50

Have never seen your blog, OP, but the vast majority of them are boring. Is it "about" something specific e.g. baking, travel, technology? Is the person who criticised it part of your target audience?

Feckbox Thu 29-Nov-12 23:39:37

post us a link!

ChippingInLovesAutumn Fri 30-Nov-12 00:03:22

Blogs are blogs - they aren't meant to be thrilling are they? Just interesting to your target 'market' and yours is.

PavlovtheCat Fri 30-Nov-12 08:55:45

hollar it's as boring as banking! wink

I don't even know why I am so bothered! I was unsure if I was going to even publish for the public to start with as I was not really doing it for others to like, but more, as an outlet for my own thoughts etc, get it all down and if others liked it, great, but certainly I am no profound writer and did not expect it to be some hit. I have seem some amazing blogs with amazing writers who do extraordinary things, mine is nothing compared to those and I can't even begin to try. So, not sure why it bothered me. Ego I guess.

http://winecantcurebackpain.wordpress.com/ - for you feckbox

MadBusLady Fri 30-Nov-12 09:09:26

Rubbish lazy-thinking suggestion IMO. With most personal blogs, a number of people will be very interested in reading them and most people won't be interested at all. If a person falls into the category of not being interested, I cannot begin to imagine what difference links and videos would make to them. Why would you be suddenly keen to read something that bores you just because it's got links to more stuff that will bore you and videos around the topic/outlook that you have already established you find boring?

Everyone reckons they're a social media guru these days, and "have more clicky things" is one of those stock suggestions they make. Half the time is bears no relation to what you're trying to say or the audience you're trying to reach.

germyrabbit Fri 30-Nov-12 09:12:23

maybe he just spends his time critiquing others work grin seems a bit sad!

exoticfruits Fri 30-Nov-12 09:15:23

I haven't seen a blog that isn't boring! The only ones that I find interesting are the ones that leave me incredulous that the person is actually serious!

ThatDudeSanta Fri 30-Nov-12 09:19:38

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exoticfruits Fri 30-Nov-12 09:31:54

Sorry - had no idea it was a bloggers forum- just saw it in 'last 15 mins'- I had no idea there was a bloggers forum. It is like Twitter- I have tried but can't find anything remotely interesting- the most witty of people can't make something I the resting in few words day after day.

exoticfruits Fri 30-Nov-12 09:32:57

Anyway- if you are going to blog you must realise that you can't get more than 50% finding you interesting.

exoticfruits Fri 30-Nov-12 09:36:12

Have tried to find OP's blog to judge but no clue how to find it- clicking on the name was no help.

whistlestopcafe Fri 30-Nov-12 09:37:24

What are blogs for? I've seen blogs on business websites but I haven't seen any others.

I use fb, twitter and linkedin but I don't even know where to look for blogs. confused

Would someone kindly explain what it is all about. Thank you!

ThatDudeSanta Fri 30-Nov-12 09:38:59

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whistlestopcafe Fri 30-Nov-12 09:43:08

So do people have a blog for a reason? Are bloggers hoping to sell stuff via their blog or are they the first stepping stone in becoming a writer?

Who reads them? Family and friends? Or strangers? How do people find blogs?

Lots of questions. grin

Ignore him. Like my blog, I don't think your's suits tons of pictures or video.

What are you going to put up a picture of? A back? Some pills? Just to have a picture? Silly. IMHO

Your blog is great.

goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 09:45:37

more like 'hanging out your dirty washing in public'

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 10:03:01

whistlestop
some people blog as a kind of online diary, some blog to raise awareness of an issue, some blog as an outlet for their creativity. There are lots of reasons. Dillytante started an interesting thread recently about this. Will try and find it.

I started blogging when we moved to Switzerland, as a way of keeping friends and family informed of how we were getting on. It became less and less of an expat mummyblog and more about politics, opinions, social media... it is a real hodgepodge now.

Through blogging, I have made friends, had some fabulous offers of work, and done some amazing things.

You can find blogs on our Bloggers Network, or check out one of our blogs. Many of us have links to other blogs on them. Mine is SaltandCaramel.com

I know not everyone is a fan of blogs, or of Twitter, but I do find it quite rude to dismiss an activity as boring and pointless, just because you don't like it, Exotic. I don't particularly like knitting or crocheting, but I wouldn't say to a person who does like to craft, that it is a totally useless hobby.

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 10:11:34

Whistlestop
here is Dilly's thread

and her fab post on the topic of blogging

I mean to join in, but have been so busy.

MadBusLady Fri 30-Nov-12 11:39:27

I used to do political blogging and a bit of history blogging. Other people whose blogs I read used to do a mix of political and personal, or political and another interest. There are as many reasons to blog as there are, well, things and stuff in the world!

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 11:51:33

Pavlov, are you absolutely sure that it wasn't some tiresome spammer? smile

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 11:53:54

And for the record, I KNOW my blog is boring because I blog about history and am well aware that to most people I might as well just post a video of paint drying and be done with it. smile

ThatDudeSanta Fri 30-Nov-12 12:14:03

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goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 12:19:38

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babydude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:27:32

I won't ask if you meant to be so rude goralka as its obvs that was your intention.

Santa's blog may not be to your taste, but I've seen worse!

BOFingTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:27:36

I like that blog- it's chatty and fun (and actually there are some posts which are more general and political which have sparked debate and discussion- the one about rape, for example), and a good way to be kept up to date with how my friend is getting on. It's perfectly ok for blogs to do that. I doubt I'd read one similar if I didn't know the person though- I find that a bit peculiar. I certainly wouldn't comment or be rude about it. Not if I didn't want to come across as a cunt, anyway.

ThatDudeSanta Fri 30-Nov-12 12:27:51

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goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 12:31:43

good idea santa, do your family a favour.

BOFingTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:35:29

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goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 12:39:27

says the charmer who just called me a 'cunt' - grin

BOFingTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:41:16

I implied that that sort of behaviour makes a person look like a cunt, which it does. It wasn't personally calling you that.

goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 12:45:26

'turdy' 'trashy' 'cunt' - grin lovely.
I only looked at her blog as she had advertised it and I thought it might be interesting as some are. And the idea of publishing her family history including letters from her ex and then advertising it did make me feel slightly ill, honestly.
I had to go make some tea to recover.
I do not think that calling me a trashy turdy cunt is deserved really.

WithTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:54:45

Pavlov - Just ignore that shit. some people are just aresholes. <takes note of obvious example on this thread>

I like your blog. smile

WithTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 12:55:14

< tis Stewie. i'm too lazy to name-change back>

goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 12:57:57

I wasn't even talking about Pavlov's blog, thanks.

WithTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 13:00:04

Goodness, did you think I was talking about you when I said arseholes? That's a bit telling, don't you think?

goralka Fri 30-Nov-12 13:02:45

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LRDtheFeministDude Fri 30-Nov-12 13:06:38

Well, I like it. smile

I like how you're talking about issues people don't always talk about and lots of people don't realize are so difficult to deal with, but you're keeping in lighthearted in the main.

Some people will always be mean spirited. It's probably more of a compliment if they don't like your stuff! grin

ThatDudeSanta Fri 30-Nov-12 13:13:21

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WithTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 13:15:21

I wouldn't underestimate the issue of misogyny in this either, especially since you are part of the MN bloggers. A certain organisation made up of aggressive and abusive men spend inordinate amounts of time trolling the web to insult "feminists" <their definition being any woman who doesn't actually want to blow them>. This is precisely the kind of comments they've been making lately on women's blogs, having finally worked out that threats of violence and racist and homophobic statements get them referred to the police.

It's more a mark of a successful blog since men, and its always men, are taking the time out of their oh-so-important lives, to insult you.

BOFingTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 13:30:13

It is a good blog- as you say, Stewie, it shows dignity and grace under stress. I often think that the less posturing, more personal blogs are actually well-placed to do that, whether it's providing inspiration for people suffering chronic illness, or showing readers how happy you can be once you've divorced a pig. That's a good message, I think.

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 13:32:05

Yes, there are sadly loads of men hanging about the place who absolutely cannot STAND it that women have a voice. My worst blog comments have ALL been from men who have been keen to put me in my place. I used to get really upset about it because they really made me doubt what I was trying to do, but now I just laugh at them and change their comments to links to Viagra and penis extension sites...

PavlovtheCat Fri 30-Nov-12 13:36:24

well it's all kicked off while I have been out in RL!

For those who are bloggers, on this bloggers forum thank you for your kind words, support and encouragement. I know that you are honest, and I trust that you will, and have in the past, tactfully directed me in how to manage my blog, as a new blogger. I hope you will continue to do so, and not just blow smoke up my ass, as in the past I have asked for honest critical views and it has helped me improve my blogging experience, and you all inspire me with your own blogging styles and experiences, even those blogs that I don't necessarily have a 'connection' with, I love reading.

For those who are not bloggers who have come along to this bloggers forum with genuine interest and good intentions, thank you for being interested, if not in my own blog, but blogging in general, it has taken me closer to support which I don't have in my own personal life, specifically around back problems that I have. I have found blogging cathartic, as an outlet when I have nowhere else to vent my random thoughts in the night, when those around me are sick of hearing it. I have met some wonderful people who are, and have been where I am now, and some who have come through, or are just coming through the other side of where I am, with guidance, advice, and a hand to hold. I have some people who are where I am and need a hand to hold, so I am holding it. Blogging is not for everyone, as pointed out, some people knit, some people run, some people blog. If you like writing, like being part of a network of writers that welcome and support, whether you are good or not, give it a try.

For all the other rude posters, I will say this as eloquently as I can - fuck off. Thanks

WithTheDude Fri 30-Nov-12 15:59:42

Well said. <claps>

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 17:10:18

I missed all the fun.

It is something that we have discussed on MN often - the statement, 'all blogs are shit'.

Would you say, 'all films are shit', or 'all music is shit'?

There are good blogs and bad blogs. Blogs, like ThatDudeSanta's blog that I read for light relief and a laugh, blogs like Dilly's that I read cause she is funny and crafty, blogs like Pavlov's that I read because it is beautifully written. Some blogs I don't read very often, like MmeGuillotine's - not because I don't like it, but she blogs about a topic that simply doesn't interest me, no matter how well researched and written the post is.

If you like them, read them.

If you don't like the, don't read them.

But don't go and tell the blogger that they are shit. Why would anyone feel the need to do that? Does it make you feel better about your miserable little life to put someone else down?

(these comments are not directed at anyone in particular, but to those who make the sweeping statements about blogs)

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 17:47:42

YOU CALLED MY BLOG BORING. THAT'S IT, I'M GOING TO DELETE IT!

Seriously though, there's bazillions of different types of blogs out there. It's amazing to me that anyone still thinks that they are all peddling the same thing but there does seem to be this misconception that all blogs are basically of the day to day confessional sort and based around the minutiae of domestic life, whereas I think that comparatively few actually are.

Personally, I read very few blogs (Mme L will be relieved to hear that I've never read hers either - I'm sure it's excellent though!) and what I DO read tends to change all the time depending on what I'm currently into so maybe I'll go through a phase of reading house decor blogs or another time, I'll enjoy loads of city daily photo ones and at another I'll be all about the book review ones. That doesn't mean though that anything I choose not to read is rubbish, just that it's not to my taste. smile

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 18:55:05

oh, GOD. I am going to get hate mail from historical buffs who blame me for the end of MmeGuillotine.

I bet they all know historical and non-discoverable ways to murder me in my sleep.

<googles arsenic antidote>

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 20:19:07

Oh I dunno, I can think of at least one history blogger who'd be DELIGHTED to see me off the scene. ;)

If there's one thing we history types can be relied upon for, it's to think up delightfully inventive murder methods.

TeeHollyandTeeIvy Fri 30-Nov-12 20:27:30

Arsenic is too mundane for that lot, MmeL.

grin

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 20:34:09

True, I'm really into Cantharidin at the moment as my preferred means of disposal. ;)

exoticfruits Fri 30-Nov-12 22:03:33

I have taken the time to read a few-at random -and I haven't found anything to take my interest.

DillyTante Fri 30-Nov-12 22:22:32

Hmm interesting thread. To those people who are dismissing blogs. Why on earth do you think anyone is interested in what you have to say on Mumsnet, a social media platform.

The bizarre thing is that all those mumsnetters who dismiss blogs don't seem to get that blogosphere is pretty much like mumsnet and all threads on here. People talking about parenting, food, craft, politics, beauty, chatting. Hmmm those topics sound familiar.

I mean, I can understand people who never use the Internet saying that sort of thing, but you're on Mumsnet fgs, the home of trivial vs serious, parents and 'what's for dinner?' 'what shall I wear?' threads.

MmeGuillotine Fri 30-Nov-12 22:31:04

I love you, Dilly. smile

PavlovtheCat Fri 30-Nov-12 22:37:26

I am not going to post too much as I am otherwise engaged. But. dilly has said what I was thinking but not sure how to vocalise. Blogging is a social medium, like MN just a bit more able to express an entire view, thought, idea, theme, I don't know how to say it better.

exotic it's ok that you have found nothing interesting. But, did you post on those blogs to tell them it was boring? Would you tell them?

I think, I am upset because there was a random bloke from a random place telling me he thought my blog was boring, and how to improve, with no real input. I am ok with real critique, because it helps me learn, but, to be told it's boring with no real reason why, it's a bit soul destroying.

I say that, in actual fact, I have pondered this for most of the day while doing other boring shit, and, I really like what I do. So, I guess that is important. I have had a lot of visitors and not a huge proportion stay to follow, but actually there are enough following to make me feel it is worth carrying on.

I am learning more from blogging, and from reading blogs than I have for a while. It is preferable to me than reading a book, as I fall asleep after the first page of a book.

I am not going to let one comment in many many positives stop me from being me.

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 22:38:05

<joins in the Dilly love in>

PavlovtheCat Fri 30-Nov-12 22:39:30

>me too< grin she has a special place in my life though wink

MmeLindor Fri 30-Nov-12 22:42:50

Good for you, Pavlov.

You know what - I think that some so-called blog 'experts' have their own idea of what a blog should look like. It should have links, or videos, or photos, or two sidebars, or a blogroll, or none.

The great thing about blogging is that we get to decide how we want our blogs to look, and what we want to write about. There is not right and wrong, no 'best way' of blogging.

I like a picture on all my posts, Tee doesn't. It doesn't make my blog better or worse than Tee's blog, just different.

And anyone who gives unsolicited 'advice' on how to improve your blog by adding crap that you don't actually need, is best ignored.

DillyTante Fri 30-Nov-12 22:43:15

smile

Pavlov, if I learnt anything from my why do you blog enquiry it is that blogging is done more for the writer than the reader. As long as you are getting something from it that is all that matters.

katese11 Fri 30-Nov-12 22:57:18

Pavlov, I know people have asked you already but are you 100% sure it wasn't spam? I get a lot of comments along those lines (dissing me in a "constructive" way) but they get caught by the spam filter cause they have spammy-URLs in there somewhere. Not obvious at first!

And you aren't boring! People who say "Ooh, I hate bloggers" are boring cause they can't be arsed to say anything original!

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 01-Dec-12 06:41:08

Pavlov I just saw what you said about followers. People may not be using the follow option on your blog but still reading it. I almost never follow blogs in that manner, but I add them to my RSS reader.

I think that's especially true of 'old school' blog readers like myself. The follow thing is relatively new and it never occurs to me to use it and I've been reading blogs for years.

exoticfruits Sat 01-Dec-12 07:41:36

It is very rare that anyone tells me that I am remotely interesting on MN - I get quite overcome when they do!
No of course I wouldn't tell a blogger they were boring- it would be most rude- I merely click off after about sentence 3.
I have one that I read where I get moved to comment - politely- but she is strictly controlling and only publishes me if I agree!

MmeLindor Sat 01-Dec-12 07:46:24

She only publishes if you agree? I hate that.

I used to moderate comments to weed out abusive ones, but learned recently that if you do this then you are in effect 'publishing' the comment and thus liable if the person has libeled someone.

I don't get many abusive comments, so decided to let all go on unmoderated.

I do moderate Jump! Mag comments, cause they are young girls and often include their full names or other identifying details.

DillyTante Sat 01-Dec-12 07:46:24

Well exotic you have already told us that most bloggers are boring so that isn't strictly true.

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 01-Dec-12 07:54:21

I only read blogs if they are on a subject that interests me. Including history. smile
But I agree with those that are saying that blogging is done to benefit the writer for the most part, and I'm a bit puzzled as to why you would blog if you are upset by criticism of the content. You are writing for an audience when you blog, and some of them may be judgemental.
Why wouldn't keeping a diary, a la Pepys fulfill the same function for you?
What is it about a blog that anyone can read, as opposed to writing down the details and your thoughts and ideas in a private book for yourself?
Blogs, like Christmas round Robin letters can be very tedious to a reader, which is why I'm selective.
The critic in the OP may have thought he was being helpful in suggesting ways that he would improve it with links and images, rather than being rude about the actual content.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 01-Dec-12 07:54:51

I have mine set up so first comment has to be approved. After that its automatic.

MmeLindor Sat 01-Dec-12 08:01:29

Pavlov's critic said her blog was a dull read, no it was also about the content.

And of course it hurts when someone says that.

I don't blog for me. I blog for my readers. I have lots to say and hope that some people will find it interesting. I spend quite some time researching what I am writing about, hence I post just a couple of times a week and not daily.

If you were to put a lot of effort into something and someone called it dull or boring, wouldn't you be upset by it?

At the same time, I do think that receiving critique is part of blogging. Tanya Byron said at the Blogfest, 'If you can't hack it, don't blog it', which I agree with.

Particularly those who write about their lives can find it difficult to accept critique because it feels very personal. I write more about politics so disagreement is less hurtful.

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 01-Dec-12 08:09:59

'If you were to put a lot of effort into something and someone called it dull or boring, wouldn't you be upset by it?'

I'm a teacher, it happens all the time and my response is always to say that I welcome suggestions for improvement and I mean it genuinely. So saying something is boring needs to be qualified It is boring because... and to improve it I need to.....
The children in school get this continuously, as do staff. Which is why the idea that constructive criticism is something nasty to be ignored is a difficult one for me to understand. If I felt like that, I wouldn't blog, I'd keep a diary as I said.

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 01-Dec-12 08:11:14

I'm not meaning to sound critical, I'm genuinely puzzled by the OP's response.

WithTheDude Sat 01-Dec-12 08:27:33

I delete MRAs. I can not adequately explain how much pleasure I get out of deleting posts by MRAs. It is just the best feeling.

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Sat 01-Dec-12 12:24:09

Very late to the party as ever Pavlov but just wanted to say I love your blog smile

I got my first bad comments a few days ago and it really shook me to be honest (I'm entitled benefit scum who will teach my children to be the same was the general tone)

But after a while, I realised they don't know me. They don't see how our situation has led me to feel stigmatised which is why I rarely share it with RL friends etc. Don't let this one guy get to you.

I mean, who actually takes the time to say you're boring them? Did he happen to offer up any of his own blinding examples of enthralling text? hmm

MmeGuillotine Sat 01-Dec-12 12:59:55

I always ask the negative commenters to give me a link to their blogs as clearly I have SO much to learn from them. Funnily enough, they never have one...

OatyBeatie Sat 01-Dec-12 13:07:32

I have only blogged a few times, and I had a fit of the horrors recently when I had a rather negative comment about something I wrote. I actually deleted my post because I became mortified at the thought that it just wasn't good enough. That made me feel a heel and I haven't bounced back yet to the point where I feel like posting again.

It wasn't an abusive post but it was just rather brusquely uncomplimentary. Part of the problem is that once you put your writing up into the public domain, people treat it as ripe for a different tone of response: you tend to respond with more callous honesty when assessing something "out there" and published than you would to a friend's writing. It is important to be ready for that changed status. I'm not sure that I am!

PavlovtheCat Sat 01-Dec-12 20:07:58

nebulus well. I guess that I haven't developed a thick skin yet. And it's not the same as a private diary, as how wild I get to learn about the new surgical routes I had nt considered, or some helpful suggestions of how to cope with medication wide effects, or be able to help someone else have the courage to revisit her gp for more investigations after being told they can't do anything.

Like another poster earlier, part of my reason for blogging was an extension of MN. I have had some absolutely amazing advice and guidance about spinal conditions and have gone from knowing nothing and accepting a fate of drugs and pain forever, to becoming a master of my own condition, and taking control of my treatment, and I think I do have a lot to say about it. I felt that I was banging on a bit too much on MN and losing track of the advice and support, information I was learning and how my condition was progressing. So, yes, the blog is a diary (clue's I the name, 'weblog') but one that I want others to access.

This thread is actually excellent, as it is helping me explore what I am doing, why and how, so thanks!

And, no I am nt 100% convinced it was not spam, but it was not in spam folder. He did not have a blog attached to his 'avatar' that I could see.

PavlovtheCat Sat 01-Dec-12 20:13:26

delta thank you, and the same to those who have said lovely things.

As I have said before, I am not shy of criticism, and have myself asked for a full critique of my blog to help develop it, I sought opinions, in particular ones that were what could be improved, and the feedback I got was very useful and I implemented some changes because of it and try to do things differently in some areas. But, suggestions were clear, 'this might not work so well for this reason, maybe you could think about changing it this way to get this effect'

Being told something is boring, actually saying those things, well, why would I just brush it off? I have feelings. But, I so know not to take it too much t heart now, especially as d I am putting it into perspective relating to number of followers and clicks.

tee that is true actually, there a several blogs I pop back to from time to time or stumble upon again and enjoy reading but don't 'follow'.

The nebulous, A friend is a highly regarded writer and when she got just one bad review on amazon, she was devastated. She got over it of course within a few days, but yes it hurt. Why wouldn't it?

Pavlov, I like your thoughtful blog too and have same Wordpress layout. I'm not going to use pics or videos because that's not what it's about. Not everyone is gonna love it but so what...meh to them.

MmeGuillotine Mon 03-Dec-12 10:13:18

Pavlov, was your comment something like this:

'I think everything published made a lot of sense. However, what about this? suppose you added a little information? I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, but suppose you added something that grabbed a person’s attention? I mean Madame Guillotine | Blood Sisters is kinda boring. You could peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create news titles to grab people to click. You might add a related video or a pic or two to get readers interested about what you’ve written. Just my opinion, it could make your blog a little livelier.'

Because I have about six of them in my blog's spam filter. ;)

PavlovtheCat Mon 03-Dec-12 13:44:06

mme grin yes, that is exactly it! Why didn't it show up in my spam box then? hmm <wipes brow> phew. So, while my blog might be boring wink no-one has in fact told me so grin

thanks for posting !

BOFingSanta Mon 03-Dec-12 13:53:30

So we've all been getting irate about a bit of spam? grin

I didn't know anything about how bloggers get spammed (still not sure why, to be honest), but I was most amused recently when I commented positively on a blogpost along the lines of "great blog, really interesting, thanks", only to see a really snotty reply from the blogger saying "I am going to allow this comment to stand for now, but it looks suspiciously similar to a spamming account" grin. I thought "Oh how gracious of you hmm"...Twat.

PavlovtheCat Mon 03-Dec-12 14:12:12

BOF yup! but it brought some the naysayers out from the woodwork though...!

MmeGuillotine Mon 03-Dec-12 14:15:19

Hurray! Glad that I could help! smile

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Mon 03-Dec-12 14:18:34

Mark it as SPAM and move on! Filters aren't infallible.

And I still don't think your blog is boring. grin

PavlovtheCat Mon 03-Dec-12 14:31:42

thanks Tee! I feel happier now I know it is spam that's for sure.

katese11 Tue 04-Dec-12 08:33:44

feels slightly smug but happy for Pavlov

I've had that same comment, which is why I thought it might be sp@m. Glad it's all cleared up and you can get your blogging mojo back :D

katese11 Tue 04-Dec-12 08:38:04

What made me laugh about that comment is how it cites Yahoo! News as something to aspire to....

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